Wendell Phillips: “The Philosophy of the Abolition Movement”(1853)
Wendell Phillips’s calling was that of the political agitator, and his gifts were those of a compelling public speaker and intellectual. Since his speeches circulated widely in print, his audiences of readers were even more numerous and far-flung than those who heard him in person. In “The Philosophy of the Abolition Movement,” a speech delivered to the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1853, Phillips addresses his colleagues and conveys his justification of abolitionism as essential to perpetuating American democracy.
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